A disorganized coach creates chaos, which can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful season. I found that three ring binders with a tab for everything were the key for staying organized. Before the season, the organized coach provides parents schedules, directions to away games, e-mail addresses of coaches, players and parents, and car pools, and asks a parent to volunteer to be a team administrator (what used to be called a "team mom"). She involves parents in a variety of ways, such as by setting up a schedule for water and oranges, helping with practice, or fundraising, holding team pizza parties, etc.
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